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Teachable moment

6,000
Approximate number of hospitals in the United States

400
Approximate number of them that are major teaching hospitals

6%
Percentage of U.S. hospitals that are major teaching hospitals

But that 6% share (which includes DHMC) provides much of the nation's specialized and charity care, including:

62%
of the nation's pediatric ICUs
(DHMC opened a dedicated pediatric ICU in 1999)

61%
of the nation's Level I regional trauma centers
(DHMC is one of only 30 institutions with Level I Pediatric designation)

50%
of surgical transplant services
(DHMC opened a solid organ transplant service in 1992)

40%
of the nation's neonatal ICUs
(DHMC opened a neonatal ICU in 1972)

41%
of charity care
(Dartmouth-Hitchcock extended $22.3 million in financial assistance to 17,898 patients in fiscal year 2009)

SOURCES: AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN MEDICAL COLLEGES, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, DARTMOUTH-HITCHCOCK MEDICAL CENTER


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